The digitally expanded chronicle of the Black Forest community of Tannheim is created in the course of the 1200th anniversary of the city district of Villingen-Schwenningen. Through this chronicle, local history becomes more vivid and modern by enriching the static print product with innovative and creative solutions. A connection between the real and the digital world is created, which enables the reader to experience a new kind of experience. The reader gets access to information that would not be available on paper.
Tannheimer citizens report in interviews of their childhood and youth. They provide insights into their memories and experiences of the past. Historical film material, audio tracks and interactive maps complete the view into past time. The former Pauline monastery will be displayed as an immersive and interactive 3D model in its former splendour.
Due to the digitalisation it is possible to enter the not existing building virtual and to comprehend the spatial connections of that time.
Reading the local history can be made more dynamic and exciting by the technology of AR and also motivate younger people by doing so and invite them to learn about history, especially their own history. It opens a new world of experience to experience history.